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US Women’s Chess Championship 2022 – List of participants

The 2022 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship will be held from 4-20 October simultaneously with the US Chess Championship 2022 and features 14 of the strongest female chess players in America. Over the course of 13 rounds, these competitors will battle for $154,000 in prize money and the coveted title of 2022 U.S. Women’s Champion.

The top seeds of the 2022 US Women’s Chess Championship will be GM Irina Krush, IM Anna Zatonskih and FM Ashritha Eswaran. See the starting rank list of players below

US Women’s Chess Championship 2022 – Starting rank list of players:

No.TitleFirstInvitational Rating*Qualification Method
1GMIrina Krush2474Rating
2IMAnna Zatonskih2428Rating
3FMAshritha Eswaran2389Rating
4IMN. Paikidze2378Rating
5WGMBegim Tokhirjonova2374Rating
6WGMTatev Abrahamyan2366Rating
7 WGMJennifer Yu23352022 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship
8FMAlice Lee2334Rating
9FMRuiyang Yan2307Rating
10WGMSabina Foisor2263Rating
11 WGMThalia Cervantes2288Rating
12WIMMegan Lee2288Rating
13WIMRochelle Wu2280Rating
14WFMSophie Morris-Suzuki2153Wildcard

Participating in the U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships has been considered one of the ultimate goals for elite chess players in this country,” said Tony Rich, Executive Director of the Saint Louis Chess Club. “We are thrilled to announce the return of these two over the board events as well as the increase of both fields. These championships will once again be held in the Nation’s Chess Capital, with more than $400,000 in prizes.” 

US Chess Executive Director Carol Meyer adds, “Our partners at the Saint Louis Chess Club always make competing in our premier events the exceptional experience our top players deserve. As new residents of Saint Louis ourselves, we at US Chess are excited to watch the Championships alongside local fans and chess enthusiasts from around the world.” 

The event will be played in 13 rounds, round-robin system, with time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds (increment) per move starting from move one. A “no draw” rule will be in effect throughout the Event, including any playoff games. 

US Chess Championship 2022 all information / US Chess Championship 2022 live games

The American Cup 2022; Photo by Saint Louis Chess Club

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